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Posted: 25/01/2016 at 12:51

Hosta - I'm thinking of calling myself that from now on -  'food and beverage director' 

To paraphrase Catherine Tate's 'Nan' character ' worra load of old s***'. Think that sums up your hotel fairly appropriately. 

Wonks - I think you were right about confronting the noisy neighbours. Good for you. People just take the p***. 

Windy here more than wet but I think it's coming later. 

BL  - I finally got round to planting some extra little allium bulbs yesterday.  I bought them in October....

Only have a summer weight duvet on all winter, but this is a small, well insulated house. Didn't have the heating on last night after half five, apart from half an hour at about nine. Very strange, but last year we had a very wet, cold, long winter and spring never arrived till May, so can't get complacent. It was still snowing regularly on the hills in May.  I tried to buy another warm jacket last week - shops are full of skimpy tops    


Posted: 25/01/2016 at 08:05

Off to t'mill now - have a good day everyone 

walnut tree

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 08:03

The 'right to light' thing is a bit of a myth, so don't be bullied into something without getting the correct info Tina.

Nicky - I think Tina has removed the leylandii rather than just cutting back - so that's what mr nitpicker next door has the hump about! 

Mini forests

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 07:57

There's a house not far from me which has a sort of mini forest of shrubbery and one tree ( I think!) in the front garden. They have a horseshoe drive as it's on a fairly busy road. I think it looks pretty awful but I'm not sure much thought went into it.

Done properly, it's pretty low maintenance, but there's a school of thought which says it's a bad idea as it gives potential burglars a lot of cover...

Keeping a balance of shrubs and perennials at a suitable height is probably the way to go Russ 


Posted: 25/01/2016 at 07:51

Morning/afties all. Very dark and windy here. There's a chance it might have been warmer here too Hosta....well...maybe not  

Strangely mild yesterday. We're apparently getting the remnants of Storm Hoodjikaflip from America coming in tonight and tomorrow. 

Which is nice....

Have a good trip Liri. I'm sure you will 

I'd always use B,F&B then mulch Yvie. Although I'm not usually organised enough to do them without several weeks in between 

Firstborn's bedroom always looks like it's been burgled....

I just had to share this

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 07:45

Maybe she flowers at night....

What type of trees to plant a long a driveway

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 17:44

My last house had a similar driveway bordering a field and, had I stayed there longer, the idea was a line of white cherry trees lining the drive. Possibly something lower growing and shrubby in between each one, but all the same. Not unlike chicky's pic above 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 17:33

I actually did some gardening! Tidied some clematis, put some potted bulbs and small plants in a border, and forked the biggest  border. I'll need to get some compost and manure to put down though. Felt strange to be able to do something so early in the year here 

New fence

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 12:23

Re the other neighbour - God loves a trier Lou 

Why are people so ignorant sometimes.

At least you'll have it all the way you want it. It's a pity we can't pick our neighbours isn't it? 

Fishing for sympathy!

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 12:20

Glad you're getting out so soon...they don't hang about, do they? 

At least you had the Italian Gardens prog to watch. It was a beautiful series. 

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